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In a rugged corner of West Texas, billionaire wildcatters and roughnecks are fueling an oil boom so big it’s reshaping our climate, our economy, and our geopolitics. This modern-day gold rush has sent both big oil companies and scrappy start-ups scrambling to secure a piece of the action. Texas Monthly’s Christian Wallace follows characters along every rung of the oil field ladder, from the executive cutting billion-dollar deals to the itinerant pipeline worker risking life and limb, and from the traveling exotic dancer following the trail of money to those who worry that our planet is on a...
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4.7 stars from 3,506 ratings
windmills and batteries
You can’t build windmills and batteries without oil. And nobody talks about the unintended consequences such as disposal and waste of these batteries. Mining would have to stop completely… back to caves I guess?
Retzko1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/05/21
Informative and Even Handed
Learned a lot from this podcast and listened to it driving to vacation. Got to see how this cycle impacts the entire community and how hard it is live and plan
Andrewside via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/28/21
Wonderful podcast!
I listened to this whole podcast in two days while painting my house. It moves along quick enough to keep your interest yet is detailed enough to really learn about these topics. Looking forward to more podcasts (hopefully) by Christian!
katiefenster via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/20/21
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